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  • posted a message on What Are you using for a Deck Box?
    What I will end up doing in reality is building a deck, convince myself I am going to play it, put it in a box and then store it for 3-5 years before reopening it. With this reality in mind I am going to have to avoid cardboard, and wood boxes due to the high acid content.

    @Xcric
    "I do not find puddles, Puddles find me"
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Eggs
    Emry, Lurker of the Loch
    jeskai ascendancy
    mirrodin besieged
    mystic forge

    this should give you close to an infinite loop into a win con.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on What Are you using for a Deck Box?
    So I now own:

    ultra pro's deckbox pro 100+

    Ultra Pro Satin Deck tower

    Legion Dragon Hide Vault V2 (coming in mail, should hold 2 decks)

    I ordered some Dragon sleeves for one commander deck. I will try them out.

    I bought these but they are too small for DS. 2
    Ultra Pro 81147 2-Piece 150 Count Clear Card Storage Box
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on What Are you using for a Deck Box?
    @ wizardMN
    Thank you for the in depth reply. It will save me quite a bit of money and hassle. As I start to look into my builds I realize some of them might be worth protecting.

    I currently use KMC Perfect size inner sleeves and Legion for the outer sleeve. Both have held up extremely well over the last 6+ years (average play time once or twice a week). The oldest most used Legion sleeves have a slight curl at the edges. I have not had one split on me yet. They also are nice to hold and are easy to sleeve into and out of.

    I have not tried the Dragon Shield, but they seem to be the most popular. I will give them a try ( I like to have different sleeves for each deck/style).

    I have just bought an Ultra Pro Satin Deck tower (it was cheap). I find it matches your description just right. Just enough room for 100+ cards DS.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on What Are you using for a Deck Box?
    Quote from Randuir ยป
    Can I mention the exact brand and type of box I use on the forums, or would that fall under anti-advertisement rules?

    Either way, I suggest looking for boxes that are specifically being marketed for 100+ cards. Chances are that those can hold 100 cards double-sleeved, with the '+' coming into play if you don't double-sleeve.


    I have used 100+ card boxes in the past but find with double sleeved cards it becomes too small. The last box I used was one of these, I stored the cards and years later I came back to the deck to find it not double sleeved (when I did DD sleeve they no longer fit).

    I cracked the edge when It fell, the cards were fine but it did make me worried about how fragile the case is. It was an Ultimate Guard 100+ case.

    as for the anti-advertisement rules, I am specifically asking for brand names and such. It would not be UN-solicited. Of course if you WORKed for such a company I would like that to be disclosed Wink
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on What Are you using for a Deck Box?
    thank you both. I will look into that.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on What Are you using for a Deck Box?
    I am building a few decks in paper and I have been double sleeving. The deck boxes I have are all too small. What is every one else using to hold your treasures?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Modern Hollow One discussion
    Tormenting Voice already exists. Instant speed does not help cast Hollow One, although it would be nice as a combat trick. This is the card I added 2 of in my deck, but I still feel it is too slow.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Hollow One discussion
    I started off with prized Amalgam in a Grix. I totally agree it is a bad H1 design. With out Loot we are a slower H1.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Fires of Invention Enchantment
    You may only cast spells during your turn, and can't cast more than two spells each turn.
    You may cast spells with converted mana cost less than or equal to the number of lands you control without paying their mana costs.

    Could be really good in a jeskia deck. If we abandon normal thinking and go full aggro. The "may" has me concerned. usually may is an option but in this context I think it is a command. Imagine a savor the moment deck
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Modern Hollow One discussion
    I made similar changes +3 skelementals, +2 unearth, - 1 phoenix. I have been wondering if ramping with the deck might be better/easier now?
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    @ Stevo I am interested but can not afford it. Frown

    I started playing a simple copy cat jeskai went 2-1 monday.
    Beat storm 2-1, beat aggro element/devils 2-0, lost to titan shift 0-2. Everyone played around Force of negations, which I do not own. I found that I had trouble casting the combo, I always needed to hold up mana to either counter or burn the next thing.

    Storm was one of the funner match-ups as the game became more of a do you have it. Lots of decisions to be made, my Opponent confessed to being a poor Storm pilot. G2 T4 He casts 2 goblin electro mages and storm counts to 4, I have Dovin, Hand of Control in play. He chooses not to grapeshot Dovin (he believes he can win next turn). I cast pyroclasm and hold my counter/helix/bolt I have sahilea and feldar in hand. T5 I bolt his Baral. I keep giving him the wrong sides of his Gifts. I jam a Sahelia and counter a few more spells, I Gift him 2 three drops leaving him with 1 blue mana open. I do some quick math (the only card he can have to stop me would have to be a FON, Dovin was still on board) I play Feldar and ask if he has the counter? GG he says. G3 I Narset + Puzzle boxed him, and he concedes.

    Elemental/Devils a homebrew I think, R+B aggro that has lots of high damage cheap creatures. G1 he gets stuck on 1 land but spits out a dangerous critters. I spend the next 5 turns burning and countering, until I find a Spreading Seas. I puzzle box + Narset him into conceding. G2 I play a T3 Geist, I take lots of damage but stabilize with helix + Lavamancer.

    I had no good answers for TitanShift as the cards were Search not draw. Early lose G1 T4. I set up Sahelia and he mountains her to death, ruining my combo. Game 2 plays out longer as I counter his searches, but he gets his pact out with plenty of mana to pay for it and then shifts his next turn, dropping 36 damage on me.

    I retooled my deck/sideboard and added Ashiok + Dovin

    Any other advice on Titan shift? T3 Ashiok (to prevent searching) seems too slow.

    I hear the meta is mostly tron and Grix Death Shadow.

    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    find a slot for [c/]Teferi's Puzzle Box[c]
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    I have played god head on Mantis rider also. A 5/5 flyer is great.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    @ stevo
    sorry your results were bad. The mulligan rule I think really benifits those decks more than ours. Our hands are more versatile and forgiving with the draw.

    Hammertime looks like a new bogles style deck. have the same weakness. Still I like the deck and plan to build it as i already have most of the extra cards.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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